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Western Saints of the Orthodox Church

14th October


14th October

ANGADRISMA (ANGADRÊME), following education at Thérouanne Abbey under the direction of St. Omer (9th September), and her cousin St. Lambert of Lyons (14th April), St. Angadrisma received monastic tonsure from St. Audoenus (24th March). Ultimately, she became Abbess of the Abbey of Oroër-des-Vierges, near Beauvais in Picardy. St. Angadrisma reposed circa 695–698.

BERNARD of ARCE, most likely a native of the British Isles, following a pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Rome, St. Bernard settled as a hermit in Arpino in Lazio (present-day Italy). His relics are enshrined in Rocca d'Arce about 100 km / 62 mi southeast of Rome.

BURCHARD, an Anglo-Saxon priest from Wessex and disciple of St. Boniface (5th June), who joined St. Boniface on his mission to the Germans. Consecrated first Bishop of Würzburg in 741, St. Burchard was very successful in spreading the Gospel and oversaw the founding of several monasteries whilst Bishop. He reposed circa 754 and was buried at Mount Saint Mary’s (Old Würzburg). His relics were translated to Abbey of St. Andrew at Würzburg, which was later renamed in St. Burchard’s honour.

CALLISTUS (CALLIXTUS) I, ordained to the deaconate by Pope St. Zephyrinus (26th August) who placed him in charge of caring for the Christian burial grounds on the Via Appia (later the cemetery of San Callistus). Upon the repose of St. Zephyrinus in 217, St. Callistus was elected his successor by popular acclaim. As Pope of Rome, he excommunicated Sabellius, though in general, was compassionate towards repentant sinners, establishing the practice of the absolution of all repented sins. It seems most likely that St. Callistus was martyred at Todi in Umbria circa 222.

DONATIAN (DONAS), a native of Rome, St. Donatian was consecrated seventh Bishop of Reims in 360, serving that See until his repose in 390. His relics were translated to Bruges (most likely from Corbie Abbey) in the ninth century, and enshrined in the cathedral church which now bears his name. St. Donatian is the patron saint of Bruges Belgium.

FORTUNATUS of TODI, the patron saint of Todi, St. Fortunatus was a sixth century Bishop of that See, who, according to tradition protected Todi during a siege by the Goths. St. Gregory the Dialogist (3rd September) who took great interest in St. Fortunatus’ life, called him a man of great virtue. St. Fortunatus reposed in 537, his relics are enshrined in the church of San Fortunato in Todi.

GAUDENTIUS of RIMINI, originally from Ephesus, St. Gaudentius became a Christian and was later ordained in Rome. In 346 he was consecrated Bishop of Rimini, he was in attendance at the Council of Rimini of 357, and was subsequently martyred by Arians in 360.

JUSTUS (JUST) of LYONS, (Also 2nd September), a deacon in Vienne who was consecrated 13th Bishop of Lyons in 350. St. Justus was one of the participants at the Council of Aquileia (381) which dealt with Arianism. Shortly after the council, St. Justus resigned his See and, with his deacon, went to Egypt where he lived as a hermit until his repose in 390. Shortly after his repose, his body was brought back to Lyons where he was buried at what came to be the Basilica of Saint-Just.

MANAKUS (MANACCUS), a sixth century Abbot of Holyhead in Wales, and a contemporary of St. Cuby (8th November). From the information available it appears that he spent his later years in Cornwall.

MÉNEHOULD (MANEHILDIS), one of six or seven sisters, all of whom are venerated as saints in the present-day Champagne-Ardenne region of France. St. Ménehould was a hermit and is the patron saint of Sainte-Menehould in the Champagne-Ardenne region. She reposed circa 490.

RUSTICUS, the twenty-seventh Bishop of Trier, he was forced to resign his See following accusations of sexual impropriety. He retired to the hermitage of St. Goar (6th July) where he reposed in 574.

Prior to the Schism the Patriarchate of Rome was Orthodox, and fully in communion with the Orthodox Church. As Saint John of Shanghai and San Francisco +1966 said “The West was Orthodox for a thousand years, and her venerable Liturgy is far older than any of her heresies”.

Details of British Saints excerpted from Orthodox Saints of the British Isles.
Details of continental saints from these sources.